Deck machinery must be assessed for polar compatibility, advises Thordon Bearings

With the Polar Code now in force, Thordon Bearings has urged ship owners and managers to verify that their vessels’ deck machinery and systems can operate safely in the extreme temperatures encountered in Arctic and Antarctic seas. Scott Groves, Thordon Bearings Regional Manager – Americas, said: “Conventional bronze bearings commonly found in everything from fairleads […]

Facilitation matters

The theme for World Maritime Day 2017 ‘Connecting ships, ports and people’, provides an opportunity to highlight the value of integration in the maritime and logistics sectors. The theme has particular resonance for IMO’s Facilitation Committee, which is meeting this week at IMO Headquarters. The Committee will discuss matters relating to the Facilitation Convention (FAL), […]

Wärtsilä to provide solutions and maintenance for Höegh FSRU and LNG vessels

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide both equipment and maintenance for FSRU and LNG carrier vessels of Norway based operator, Höegh LNG. The orders were booked in the first quarter of 2017. Two new 170,000 m3 LNG carrier vessels being built for Höegh LNG at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai […]

Orolia announces the agreement to acquire Netwave Systems

Orolia, the Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions company has entered an agreement to acquire Netwave Systems, a Netherlands-based company located in Zoetermeer. Netwave is a global leader in Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) for the global maritime market, and is at the forefront of automated vessel monitoring and integrated safety services. The terms of […]

Government urged to protect British seafaring jobs

Nautilus International is calling on the UK government for ‘radical reform’ to protect British jobs onboard UK-flagged ships. The call comes at a time when despite there being almost 4,000 out of work officers in the UK, many jobs are still going to non-UK residents. Against the backdrop of a significant decline in the number […]

Not even Storm Doris could ruin Armitt’s heavy lift project

The Armitt Group successfully managed the recent removal of two 1,050 metric tonne Ship Un-Loaders from the former Tilbury power station located on the Thames, east of London. After a lengthy planning phase, with various solutions considered, Armitt’s plan was accepted by the client. Armitt project managed the operational communication, vessel agency and chartering, liaising […]

AET selects LNG dual fuel option for newbuild Aframaxes

Petroleum and chemical tanker owner and operator AET has announced that up to four of its new Aframax tankers currently under construction with Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd (SHI) will be equipped with the LNG dual fuel option. AET says it is committed to further improving its environmental footprint through adopting responsible maritime practices that […]

Liberian Registry makes key appointments in Tokyo

The Liberian Registry has appointed Eiji Okazaki (pictured above left) as President of the Tokyo office operated by its US-based manager, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR). Mr Okazaki was formerly president and CEO of Japanese ship owner and ship manager IMECS Co, a subsidiary company of the Japanese major trading house, ITOCHU […]

Oldendorff Carriers drives digital revolution in collaboration with BMT

Oldendorff Carriers and BMT SMART (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, have announced a new agreement which has led to the roll out of fleet performance management technology onboard Oldendorff vessels. Based on BMT’s unique onboard data collection system and bespoke shore-based management solution SMARTFLEET, this collaboration is centred upon driving down the carbon footprint […]